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Programme Management Officer needed at United Nations

Job title : Programme Management Officer

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : 18-May-24

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Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes /projects ; monitors and analyzes programme / project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.  
  • Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.  
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.  
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.  
  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems / issues and prepares conclusions.  
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.  
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, ; to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.  
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics / activities.  
  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.  
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget ).  
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.   
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the UN system, including the UN common country programming process; Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.  
  • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental affairs, political affairs, project/programme management, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.  Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible working experience in environmental project / programme development, project administration, implementation and management are required.    
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience at an international level and preferably within the UN system is desirable    
  • Working experience in resource mobilization is desirable.   
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in data analysis is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.  NOTE: ”Fluency” equals a rating of ”fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ”Knowledge of” equals a rating of ”confident” in two of the four area.

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